Evolv – In The Media

Evolv enters strategic alliance with AuditMatch
SMSF Adviser, 1 April 2021

Evolv has entered into a strategic alliance with AuditMatch aimed to deliver rapid solutions for accounting firms facing the SMSF audit independence deadline. Australian SMSF audit specialist Evolv has entered into an alliance with AuditMatch to expand the options available to SMSF administrators seeking to meet the APES 110 requirements for SMSF audit independence by 1 July 2021.

New chairman for Evolv
Self Managed Super, 2 February 2021

Specialist SMSF audit and software firm Evolv has appointed David Smith as its chair of it board, effective from 1 February. “The appointment of David to the role of chair if the board represents an important next stage for Evolv, strengthening our senior leadership team through a time of advanced growth as we help accounting firms navigate a path to SMSF audit independence,” Evolv chief executive Ron Phipps-Ellis said.

Evolv bolsters management team ahead of independence standards
SMSF Adviser, 13 January 2021

Independent SMSF audit firm Evolv has announced a raft of new appointments to its management team, with the firm already seeing a surge in audit demand as the industry prepares for the new auditor independence standards.

Amended standard drives audit firm interest
Self Managed Super, 13 January 2021

Accounting firms looking to meet the deadline for new auditor independence standards have boosted the uptake of third party auditing services, according to one provider that has expanded its team to meet the demand.

Time to evolve your firm’s approach to SMSF audits
SMSF Adviser, 29 September 2020

As the clock ticks towards 1 July 2021, Evolv Super’s flexible suite of products is helping firms plan ahead to meet strict SMSF audit independence requirements. With just nine months remaining before the new financial year, thousands of accounting firms across Australia need to act fast to review their approach to SMSF audits.

The road ahead for in-house audit firms
SMSF Adviser, 29 September 2020

Evolv head of superannuation Santa Dutta explains what options are available to firms impacted by the independence guidance in terms of restructuring their audit engagements.

Evolv Super Audits develops new automated risk tools
SMSF Adviser, 27 August 2020

SMSF audit software firm Evolv Super Audits has developed a new automated risk and exception-based digital approach which automatically directs auditors to investigate transactions which are identified as a potential risk.

Retaining a piece of the sector pie
SMS Magazine, November 2017

The fifth annual SMSF Service Provider Awards saw half of the adviser-voted winners
return for the second year in a row, demonstrating trustees are exercising choice and
forming favourites when it comes to their preferred brands and services. Read how Evolv is setting their business apart and what has helped them maintain their position in the market.

Compelling reasons for collaboration
SMS Magazine, November 2017

Collaboration among SMSF professionals, especially from a technology perspective, should be embraced and is the key to providing great client service, writes Ron Phipps-Ellis.

The role of an independent auditor
SMS Magazine, 4 September 2017

As described by the ATO, SMSF auditors play a critical role in helping to maintain the health and integrity of the SMSF sector, which is increasingly becoming an important part of the overall superannuation system, writes Senior Manager at Evolv, Neil Ashton.

Electronic reliability
SMS Magazine, November 2016

Data feeds have become a critical component of SMSF administration in recent years. Ron Phipps-Ellis, executive director gives an insight on the implications of this development for practitioners and particularly auditors.

Taking the chequered flag – SMSF Awards 2016
SMSF Magazine, November 2016

The annual SMSF Service Provider Awards, in its fourth year, identified the businesses of influence that are making serious headway with trustees via their advisers. Evolv was the proud winner of the SMSF Auditor of the year award. Read how Evolv and the winners in other categories achieved a spot at the top.

Personal services income awareness required
SMS Magazine, 24 August 2016

SMSF auditors to take note of a recent ATO taxpayer alert when performing their annual scrutiny of funds, writes Senior Manager at Evolv, Neil Ashton.

5 Common Mistakes made by SMSF trustees
Canstar, 15 February 2016

Brendan Frawley, Audit Manager at Evolv shares his thoughts on some of the most common traps in SMSFs and how to avoid contravention reports.

Avoiding snares with valuations for SMSF assets
SMSF Advisor Online, 3 February 2016

The rules regarding valuations for SMSFs have seen a raft of changes in recent years, so it’s vital practitioners ensure their clients are across the various requirements. Ron Phipps-Ellis, Executive Director, and Brendan Frawley, Audit Manager, shed some light on valuing assets in SMSFs.

The super audit revolution
SMS Magazine, November 2015

Ron Phipps-Ellis takes a look at how technological innovations are changing how audits are performed and the value they may add in the future.

Evolv partners with DomaCom
SMSF Adviser May 2014

The property-focused fund manager (DomaCom) has joined with Evolv Super Audits… to provide a “low-cost Property SMSF [service] complete with set-up, administration and audit”, aimed specifically at younger generations.

Staying competitive as an SMSF Auditor
SMSF Adviser, March 2014

Ron Phipps-Ellis explores the risk that practitioners may face losing their competitive edge if they don’t get on board with automation.